Butte-Silver Bow Health Department Pregnancy and Parenting Support
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•Family Support and Education •Pregnancy Testing •Breastfeeding Support •Nutrition Services •Referrals to Community Health and Social Services
Research shows that the first 3 years of a child's life are crucial to his or her future health and well-being. The pregnancy and parenting programs of the Butte-Silver Bow Health Department help provide parents with the knowledge and resources they need to make those first years the best they can be.
Research consistently proves that Nurse-Family Partnership succeeds at its most important goals: keeping children healthy and safe and improving the lives of moms and babies. Nurse-Family Partnership works by having specially trained nurses regularly visit young, first-time moms-to-be, starting early in the pregnancy, and continuing through the child’s second birthday. Expectant moms benefit by getting the care and support they need in order to have a healthy pregnancy. At the same time, new moms develop a close relationship with a nurse who becomes a trusted resource they can rely on for advice on everything from safely caring for their child to taking steps to provide a stable, secure future for their new family.
The Health Department is home of the federal WIC Nutrition Program for women, infants and children. WIC provides nutrition and breastfeeding education and supplemental food during children's critical developmental stages.